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    #1 Biking the Creeper Trail- Ride almost all down hill from WhiteTop Station to Damascus OR ride almost all down hill from Abingdon to Damascus
(this part of the trail is more level; more pedaling.
approximately 3 & 1/2 hours allowing for stops and lunch.
#2 Fishing - Laural creek offers some of the best trout fishing in the country.

Any amount of time
#3 Hiking - The Appalacian Trail, The Iron Mountain Trail, Backbone Rock, and The Creeper Trail. There are many other hikes, just ask.

Any amount of time
#4 Swimming - Play in the creeks or swim in the pool the best excercise for children and adults. Wear sun screen on hot days. Swim at own risk.

Any amount of time
#5 Boating - The South Holson Lake is about 20 - 25 minutes away. Rent a 10 person pontoon at Friendship boat dock Don't forget to jump off Cliff Island!

9:00 am - 6:00 pm $175
#6 Bristol & Abingdon - Bristol was declared the birthplace of country music by the congress of the USA. Check out State Street in downtown, South Holston Lake, and the Bristol Caverns. Abingdon is one of oldest towns in VA (1778). Check out The Barter Theater, Martha Washington Inn, and The Tavern.

35 minutes to Bristol / 20 minutes to Abingdon.
#7 Kayaking and Tubing - If the rivers are at a good water level this can be a lot of fun! The more down stream you go the higher water levels.

Any amount of time
#8 Horse Riding!

Other important "Things To Do," Bristol Rhythm & Roots, The Virginia Highland's Festival, Grayson Highland's Fiddle Convention, Old Timer's Fiddle Convention (see below), Maple, Ramp, & Molasses Festivals, Bristol Raceway - NASCAR Racing, Bristol Country Music Museum, Abingdon movie theater, etc.

dancing frog Old Time Fiddlers Convention
at Old Mill Park on Highway 91. Located in the prettiest part of TN is Laurel Bloomery at the Old Mill Park along side the river with all the camping and fun you can have to end the season!!Always the Sat. before Labor Day, admission at gate. Hours: Call for complete schedule. Come listen or pick with some of the finest old-time musicians in the area. Laurel Bloomery.
Mountain City & Johnson County
Runs Friday August 22, 2008 through Saturday August 23, 2008
Contact: Doug Warden
Phone: 423-727-9595